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November 21, 1951
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I I LLLOFAK 11 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY REPORT NO. INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. CLASSIFICATION CUF F'I1)11TIA.L 25X1 A Approved For Release 2000/04/18 : CIA-RDP82-00457R009400030008-1 COUNTRY Chile SUBJECT PCCh Political Activity 25X1X 25X1A DATE DISTR. 21 November 1951 NO. OF PAGES 2 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. 1. On 27-28 October 1951 the Central Committee of the Co;r;niiist Party of Chile (P'CCh) convened in the first general meeting of Chilean Communist leaders in Santiago: since the Party wpm forced underground in 1943G* Those present. included members of the Political Commdssion, acting and former Communist Congressional representatives, former councilmen, regional and local Party leaders,, and numerous labor leaders. The purpose of the meeting ws to study and discuss the political situation and to authorize Vic, Political Corns::issi n and PCCh Secretari?t to negotiFte a political pact with the Socialist Party of Chile (Ps) 2. It t:%-:is Central Committee meeting it was decided to proclaim Allende as the Communist presidential candidate, and PCCh leaders were authorized to work out the details with Allende and Socialist lead rs.* The Conurnmist leader, Humberto Abarca Cabrera, w!.s the chief opponent to the pact with the Socialists, whom he qualified as "the worst enemy of the Conmru- nist Party during the rxapression period and dedicated exclusively to the persecution of the Communists". 1!.baroa also argued that the Communists should try to come to an agreement with the Popular Socialist. Party (PSP) and support the presidential candidacy of General Carlos Ibanez del Campo( 44 Volodia Teitelboirn and the PCCh Secretary General, Galo Gonzalez Diaz, were reportedly in favor of a pact with the Socialists. These Communist leaders argued that the agreement with the PS to support Allende is not to be considered as a serious bid to win the election but rather as a means of preventing the present governr ;ent and particularly the